Grateful Dead Live at Market Square Arena on 1981-12-05
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Let It Grow
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Saint Of Circumstance
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Stella Blue >
One More Saturday Night
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|The Promised Land|
|Friend Of The Devil >|
|Cumberland Blues >|
|Ramble On Rose|
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|Let It Grow|
|Shakedown Street >|
|Lost Sailor >|
|Saint Of Circumstance|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|Playing In The Band >|
|The Wheel >|
|Playing In The Band >|
|Stella Blue >|
|One More Saturday Night|
- 2008-02-07 05:46:55
- Dat (Sony R500) > Samplitude Professional v8.01 > FLAC
- Indianapolis, IN
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Market Square Arena
Subject: OH MY GAWD! A Sweet Spot FOB!
Then, to my utter astonishment, I steam this capture uploaded by the same Matthew Vernon? Well, says I, this MUST be the same recording, only transferred by Charlie? But, to my utter, utter astonishment, this seems to be a different recording with no bozo asking the stupid question "Are you recording?" during Bird Song? WTF is going on here??? TWO close-in FOBs!?! And they are almost identical placement. But this one has no glitches and the crowd is just a pinch more distant - like the taper had his mics on a cane? It's a wonderful, wonderful recording of the hottest show I ever saw !!!
My jaw was on the floor 3/4 of the night, and I'm catching flies again having realized I have just been gifted one of the very few Holy Grails I have been hoping and praying for since walking out of the Pacer Arena thirty-six years ago - and that's a long time to hope and pray.
Hearing Bird Song > Let It Grow again as when I was standing DFC twenty rows up on the floor has brought tears to my eyes. I can hardly believe I'm hearing this again as clean and crisp as I remember it.
All I can say is - thank you Vernon and thank you Charlie for a wonderful Ground Hog's Day present.
Subject: Thanks Archive
Subject: First row FFFUN!!!!
I drove overnight from Boulder, Jerry ripped. I also drove overnight from NY for St. Paul. That was dumb luck. I loved '81, but not afterwards sorry.
Subject: Highly recommended
Sadly for me I had never listen to this one.
Don't you love when that happens?
Right out of the gate the band and especially Jerry are like a speeding locomotive and he is pushing the envelope with his solos and energy. We get a extended cranking opener. Bobby storms into Promised Land and the fireworks continue kids. We are brought back down to Earth with a sweet reading of FOTD. These early '80's versions are some of the best they would ever play IMHO.
This goes right into CC Rider and not wanting to give too much away, I think Jerry was fucking with Bob. I will say this it was a one and done with this "change."
The rest of the set is simply exceptional. They burst out of the gate again with a smokin' Cumberland with Jerry and Phil driving it along this goes right into a text book version of El Paso, that was extremely rare back in these days.
You get a joyous sing along version of Ramble On Rose and a sick version of Passenger. The band goes deep with a set ending Birdsong> Let It Grow.
The band wants to jam and they take you to the stratosphere. I like the Birdsong alot but the Let it Grow is just plain sick.
Set two opens up with the huge trifecta of Shakedown> Lost>Saint. The Shakedown is typical of the many great ones they played this year but with that extra funk and jamming vibe that make it one of the best,I would defer that 5/16/81 hold that honor, and the band shows no clues of slowing down. The Lost>Saint is emotional, intense and extremely well played.
Then we get a nice Jerry curve ball. A rip roaring Big RR Blues, the crowd just loves it and even though it is a short version it is still very good as Jerry is in full command of his power on Tiger. I would highly recommend 8/3/82 or 10/15/83 for the best post 1973 versions of this song.
You get a wonderful PITB that is deep and driven and they jam into drums.
The space is good and leads into a majectic and powerful version of the Wheel that ends up in a well played Playin' reprise. It seemed Jerry want to take one more round at the end before the final verse and that may explain his choice for Stella Blue.
This version is grand but is flawed by many vocal miscues from Jerry, this many have been the back to reality moment of the show, and you hate it when he has to struggle with material he knows so well.
Jerry does recover and his solos are on par with the rest of the set. The ending is beautiful.
The band rocks it out with a tremedous Sugar Magnolia and closes the door with a ragin' Saturday night.
Subject: Start Your Engines...
First half of the 2nd set also has nice array of tunes, especially the Big Railroad Blues tucked into this segment. Enjoy!!
Subject: My First Show
Subject: Frosty's Picks for the Hearing Impaired
7.6.84, 10.15.84, 6.19.91,
7.18.89, 6.21.84, 9.6.85,
10.12.84, 10.12.83, 11.1.85,
8.24.85, 7.31.82, 6.25.92,
8.5.89, 10.31.83, 6.26.92,
10.8.84, 12.5.81, 8.30.85,
11.5.85, 6.26.84, 8.3.82,
6.8.80, 4.3.84, 8.10.82,
3.14.81, 12.26.80, 4.15.83,
4.18.82, 10.31.91, 9.2.85,
10.14.83, 4.2.90, 4.30.90,
Please let me know if you have any show suggestions that compare to these in quality of sound. Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject: pushing 5
they started getting into different areas. the perspective and the context was continually changing.... there is lots of jamming to be had here -- bird song, LIG, shakedown, playin, the wheel...... this is a great show.... the BOYS WERE ON -- it's that simple. cumberland, big rr blues..... it is all very, VERY GOOD GRATEFUL DEAD -- teh top of their game.
this AUD is tops too -- if they were all this good. getting the BOARD would never matter.... 4.5 all around....
so, i am giving 5
Subject: fun fun show to listen to
It is really cool listening to the band having so much fun and so much energy. I usually can't handle audience recordings, but I think I prefer this version to the SBD.
Subject: great recording
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